Transferring In... anotheR WAY TO JOIN THE LVC FAMILY
A Lebanon Valley College journey doesnâ€™t always begin on our campus. Every year, dozens of students choose to transfer in from community colleges and other institutions. Like any other LVC student, transfers are eligible for scholarships and financial aid. And also like any other student, they are warmly welcomed to our community.
Why transfer to LVC? No matter where you started college, Lebanon Valley is a great place to finish. Our first-rate academic programs, strong reputation, and outstanding career preparation make a degree from LVC a valuable oneâ€”whatever your major or career goals.
Requirements and Application Process
You’re busy being a full-time student and maybe even working a job. Not to worry: our transfer admission policies are simple and straightforward. Getting Started
Transfer students may apply to enter Lebanon Valley in either the fall or spring semester and may apply for any LVC major except physical therapy.
All transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to visit campus to meet with the admission transfer counselor. Applicants should bring their transcripts for review.
Our application process is rolling, and offers of admission are made on a competitive basis due to limited space. We encourage completed applications by March 1 for fall admission. Candidates interested in the spring semester, which starts in mid-January, are encouraged to complete applications as soon as possible.
To ensure a smooth admission process, please submit the following: • A completed application for admission and $30 application fee Fee waivers are offered to applicants who visit campus for an admission program or individual interview.
• Official high school transcripts and transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
• Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants for the early childhood education program must have at least a 3.0.
• A College Record Form One copy must be completed for each college and university attended. The form can be downloaded from our website: www.lvc.edu/admission.
• Applicants to any of the music majors must schedule an audition.
Once we have received your completed application, we will evaluate your file. If you are accepted to LVC, our registrar will officially evaluate your transcript(s) to determine how many credits you will be able to transfer.
• Students applying from community college should be enrolled in transferable programs instead of terminal programs.
Number of students who transferred to LVC last year
dual admission program
Many LVC students begin college at one of the Harrisburg Area Community College campuses, knowing from the start that they will finish their degree at LVC. What Is the Dual Admission Program? The Dual Admission Program combines the resources of two regionally recognized institutions, Lebanon Valley College and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), in a program that leads to the bachelor’s degree. Students choose this route for a number of reasons—often to save money or to live closer to home for the first few years of college. As members of the program, they are LVC students from day one (with full access to LVC campus facilities) and graduate with an LVC degree. Students in the Phi Theta Kappa honors program automatically qualify for a half-tuition scholarship when enrolling at LVC.
Applying When to Apply You may apply for the Dual Admission Program at various stages during your educational career: • During your senior year of high school, after you have applied to HACC
How to Apply 1. Set up a meeting with your HACC advisor to go over the application. 2. Complete the Dual Admission Application before you complete 30 transferable credits. 3. Complete an LVC admission application six to nine months prior to the term in which you intend to enroll at LVC. As a Dual Admission participant, your application fee will be waived. The Dual Admission Application is available at all HACC campuses in their Transfer Services Office and at LVC’s Office of Admission.
More Information Contact LVC or HACC staff with any questions about dual admission. HACC Harrisburg Campus Lancaster Campus Gettysburg Campus Lebanon Campus York Campus
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• After admission to HACC • As a HACC student, before you have completed 30 transferable credits
The HACC Transfer Services web page offers curricula checksheets that allow students to determine whether they have taken the HACC courses needed to transfer to a particular major program at LVC. These checksheets can be found at www.hacc.edu/ StudentServices/TransferServices/index.cfm.
financial aid for transfer students
We are committed to making an LVC education available to students from all financial backgrounds. Like other applicants, transfer students are eligible for academic scholarships and need-based financial aid. Merit-Based Aid
Phi Theta Kappa
To determine their eligibility for needbased financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). LVCâ€™s Federal School code for the FAFSA is 003288.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members receive an automatic, halftuition scholarship from LVC. This award is renewable and may be held for a maximum of five semesters. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain eligibility. Presidential Scholarships Students who are transferring 16 or more credits to LVC and who are not in Phi Theta Kappa will be considered for scholarships on the basis of their college GPA and strength of program, number of credits eligible for transfer, and intended major. Scholarships range from one-quarter to one-half tuition and are renewable for a predetermined number of semesters. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA (depending on the scholarship amount).
Be sure to submit the FAFSA by March 1 if you plan to enroll in the fall, or by November 1 if you plan to enroll in the spring.
Learn More Additional information about scholarships and need-based aid is available at www.lvc.edu/ financial aid.
Scholarships and need-based aid make an LVC education affordable. The success of our graduates affirms its value. Over the past three years, 78 percent of graduates who responded to our annual
survey were employed full or part time and 28 percent were in graduate or professional degree programs.
transfer advising and support
LVC is more than just a college. We’re also a family that takes care of our own. To make sure transfer students have the resources they need to thrive, we offer special advising and orientation opportunities. Transfer Advising Day
Every July, we invite incoming transfer students and their parents to campus for a daylong introduction to life and academics at LVC. Parents meet the director of financial aid and the student affairs staff. Students get to know their future classmates and sit down for a one-on-one planning session with their academic advisors.
Every LVC student has an academic advisor to help select courses, identify co-curricular opportunities (such as research or internships), and plan for life after graduation. Transfer students are introduced to their advisors during Transfer Advising Day, meet with them again during Transfer Orientation, and remain in close contact throughout the rest of their time at LVC.
Transfer Orientation In August, transfer students come to campus for a few days of orientation— so they can get comfortable in their new home before classes start. In addition to taking care of some basics (getting room keys and ID cards), new students use this time to meet with faculty, administrators, resident assistants, transfer peer mentors, and academic advisors (to review course selection for the coming semester). Orientation is part business but mostly fun—with plenty of meals, performances, social events, and even an afternoon of group community service.
Transfer Peer Mentors To ease the transition to life and academics at LVC, incoming transfer students are assigned to a group of approximately 15–20 students (who more than likely share the same major). Each group is led by a Peer Mentor, an upperclass student who helps familiarize new students with LVC’s culture, resources, and community.
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Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. Campus/Location
58 buildings on more than 340 acres in Annville, Pennsylvania, a town of 5,000 near the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Students
1,600 full-time undergraduates. The ratio of women to men is 54:46. Faculty
103 full-time faculty members, 89 percent of whom hold Ph.D.s or terminal degrees in their field; studentfaculty ratio of 12:1 and average class size of 20. abroad/Off Campus
LVC offers programs in 13 countries, several short-term international programs, plus semester-long programs in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Majors
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Another Way to Join the LVC Family